If you’ve ever walked into a gym and seen the Pilates Reformer apparatus, it is no wonder you’ve been intimidated to begin. However, Pilates at Verve, taught in private rooms with patient and knowledgeable instructors, is tailored to a variety of fitness and experience levels and is a great choice for addressing overall conditioning and rehab, in addition to your specific fitness goals.
The Pilates Method of Body Conditioning is an exercise method that engages both body and mind to improve balance, strength, flexibility and physical awareness. Initially founded in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates, a performer and boxer, as a means to help rheumatic patients, today over 500 specific Pilates exercises are performed on the mat and various apparatus to help participants build stronger, more flexible muscles.
This strict adherence and focus on developing the core muscles of the abdomen, gluteus, inner thighs and lower back greatly benefits the entire body, improving range of motion and efficiency of movement. Pilates is also renown for developing long, lean muscles.
Verve trainers are well-versed and educated in the traditional Pilates Method, which includes mat work and a machine called the Reformer, in addition to other apparatuses. For the experienced Pilates follower, Verve trains individuals, duet or trio.
So if you want to improve your athletic performance, reduce aches and pains, tighten and tone your physique and get more out of your other workouts – sign up for a group class or personal session and find out why Pilates is so popular among celebrities and professional athletes.